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Are We Hardwired to See Jesus in Toast?

We constantly seek to discern recognizable patterns, explains prof

(Newser) - Does that smear of jam on your toast look a bit like Uncle Al ... or Jesus? It's pretty normal to try to recognize features in the flotsam and jetsam of our lives. Humans strive so mightily to make sense of their surroundings that they constantly search for familiarity—or... More »

Mars Photos Suggest Ancient Hot Springs

Possible sign that life once existed on planet

(Newser) - Scientists have found what look like the remains of hot springs on Mars—a sign life could have existed there, reports the Washington Post. Sophisticated equipment returned images of “mounds” that appear remarkably similar to springs found in Australia, according to scientists. They appear to have dried up tens... More »

Kodak Sets Sights on Flashless Future

New low-light sensor could snap flagging company out of slump

(Newser) - Kodak showed off a new technology today that enables digital cameras to capture clearer pictures in low light—without a flash. Kodak revealed the innovation just as the enduring photography company finishes up its long and costly transformation to digital and begins to tap into its valuable portfolio of patents. More »

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